Upcoming Movie Preview: Week of Thanksgiving - Featured

Wednesday, November 25

Wide:

Rated PG for some mild rude humor.

Runtime: 88 min

Old Dogs is about two best friends -- one unlucky-in-love divorcee (Robin Williams) and the other fun-loving bachelor (John Travolta) -- who have their lives turned upside down when they're unexpectedly charged with the care of six-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so-kid-savvy bachelors stumble in their efforts to take care of the twins (newcomers Ella Bleu Travolta and Conner Rayburn), leading to one debacle after another, and perhaps to a new-found understanding of what's really important in life. Also starring: Kelly Preston, Justin Long, Seth Green, Bernie Mac, and Matt Dillon. Watch the trailer.


Rated R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout, and language.

Runtime: 99 min

Ninja Assassin chronicles the life of one of the deadliest assassins in the world, Raizo (Rain). Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by a secret society. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. In Berlin, Europol agent Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris) has stumbled upon a money trail linking several murders to an underground network of untraceable assassins from the Far East. Mika digs into top secret agency files to learn the truth behind the murders, making her a target. The Clan sends a team of killers to silence her and Raizo saves Mika from her attackers. Now, entangled in a deadly game of cat and mouse through the streets of Europe, Raizo and Mika must trust one another if they hope to survive and finally bring down the elusive Ozunu Clan. Watch the trailer.


Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language.

Runtime: 119 min

Based on Cormac McCarthy's best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Road is the epic post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his young son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth. They struggle to find food, shelter, and safety while trying avoiding bands of cannibals and thieves. Also starring: Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, and Charlize Theron. Watch the trailer.


Limited:

Rated PG-13 for sexual references and smoking.

Runtime: 109 min

Based in real theatrical history, Me and Orson Welles is a romantic coming-of-age story about a teenage actor who lucks into a role in Julius Caesar as it's being re-imagined by a brilliant, impetuous young director named Orson Welles at his newly-founded Mercury Theater in NYC, 1937. The rollercoaster week leading up to opening night has the charismatic-but-sometimes-cruel Welles (Christian McKay) staking his career on this risky production while Richard (Zac Efron) mixes with everyone from starlets to stagehands in behind-the-scenes adventures bound to change him. Also starring: Claire Danes and Ben Chaplin. Watch the trailer.


Friday, November 27

Limited:

Rated R for sexual content, brief nudity, some drug material and language.

Runtime: 100 min

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee: At fifty, Pippa Lee Robin Wright Penn positively glows with female serenity, the devoted wife of a brilliant publisher thirty years her senior, proud mother of successful twins and a lovely and adored friend and neighbor. But, when her husband Alan Arkin spontaneously decides that they should leave New York for a retirement home as a "pre-emptive strike against decrepitude," and has an affair with someone even younger than she is, Pippa finds her beatific persona unraveling in alarming ways. The truth is, the gracious woman of the present day has seen more than her fair share of the wild side. She has finally found love and security in a family of her own. And now, that cozy world, too, is in danger. Also starring: Keanu Reeves, Monica Bellucci, Julianne Moore, Maria Bello, Blake Lively, and Winona Ryder. Watch the trailer.

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